Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   July 1, 1957 (Monday)

RCA released the soundtrack album for Elvis' soon to be released movie: "Loving You" (LPM-1515) (Side one contained seven songs from the movie, the rest were studio cuts for RCA)

Songs:

Side 1: "Mean Woman Blues"/"Teddy Bear"/"Loving You"/"Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do!"/"Lonesome Cowboy"/"Hot Dog"/"Party".

Side 2: "Blueberry Hill"/"True Love"/"Don't Leave Me Now"/"Have I Told You Lately That I Love You"/"I Need You So".

RCA Victor LPM 1515 (33rpm)

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Love Letters in the Sand" by Pat Boone.

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley. #4

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley. #8

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Love Letters in the Sand" by Pat Boone.

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley. #8

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley. #14

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"A White Sport Coat" by Marty Robbins.

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley. #9

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley. #16

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Four Walls" by Jim Reeves.

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley. #9

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Searchin'" by The Coasters.

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley. #12

Most Played By Jockeys:

"C.C. Rider" by Chuck Willis.

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley. #14

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Love Letters in the Sand" by Pat Boone.

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley. #6

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley. #8

The Top 100: 

"Love Letters in the Sand" by Pat Boone.

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley. #4

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley. #6

"Loving You" by Elvis Presley. #51

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #71

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley. #85

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #95

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Love Is The Thing" by Nat (King) Cole.

"Peace in the Valley" by Elvis Presley. #4 (EP)

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Swingin' Affair" by Frank Sinatra.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

No EP Chart

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   July 2, 1957 (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            July 3, 1957 (Wednesday)

After completing her work on "Jailhouse Rock", Judy Tyler and her newly-wed second husband, Gregory Lafayette, were returning to their home in New York. They were involved in an automobile accident while driving through Wyoming. Judy, aged 24, was killed instantly, and her husband aged 19, died the next day.  A passenger in the other car was also killed.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  July 4, 1957 (Thursday)

After hearing about the death of his "Jailhouse Rock" co-star, Judy Tyler, in an automobile accident, a distraught Elvis showed up at George Klein's house early in the morning.

"Nothing has hurt me as bad in my life," he told the press. "All of us boys really loved that girl, she meant a lot to all of us. I don't believe I can stand to see that movie we made together now, just don't believe I can."

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                       July 5, 1957 (Friday)

In July, RCA released a companion EP to the new soundtrack album titled; "Loving You - Vol. I" (EPA 1-1515)

It contained some of the tracks from the new LP.

Songs:

Side 1: "Loving You"/"Party".

Side 2: "Teddy Bear"/"True Love".

RCA Victor (EPA 1-1515)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 July 6, 1957 (Saturday)

A grieving Elvis read a service report on the death of Judy Tyler.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                     July 7, 1957 (Sunday)

George Klein introduced Elvis to nineteen year old beauty contest winner, Anita Wood. (photo) Elvis had spotted her on Wink Martindale's Memphis TV show, "Top Ten Dance Party".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As a result of the death of Judy Tyler, MGM revised the advertisements for "Jailhouse Rock". The original layouts showed her in various romantic embraces with Elvis Presley; these poses were eliminated in the interests of good taste.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  July 8, 1957 (Monday)

George Klein, Lamar Fike and Cliff Gleaves tagged along on Elvis' first date with Anita, riding in the backseat as they drove by The Strand to view the giant cutout of Elvis that the theatre had displayed for the premiere of "Loving You" for the following night. They subsequently went to Chenault's Drive-in restaurant for hamburgers.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley.

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley. #14

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Love Letters in the Sand" by Pat Boone.

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley. #6

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley. #13

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"A White Sport Coat" by Marty Robbins.

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley. #9

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley. #11

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Four Walls" by Jim Reeves.

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley. #11

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Searchin'" by The Coasters.

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley. #11

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley. #15

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Searchin'" by The Coasters.

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley. #13

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Love Letters in the Sand" by Pat Boone.

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley. #4

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley. #11

"Loving You" by Elvis Presley. #30

The Top 100: 

"Love Letters in the Sand" by Pat Boone.

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley. #4

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley. #6

"Loving You" by Elvis Presley. #39

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #83

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley. #95

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Love Is The Thing" by Nat (King) Cole.

"Peace in the Valley" by Elvis Presley. #12 (EP)

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Swingin' Affair" by Frank Sinatra.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

No EP Chart

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   July 9, 1957 (Tuesday)

"Loving You" premiered at The Strand Theatre in Memphis. Elvis did not attend.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         July 10, 1957 (Wednesday)

Elvis took Anita with his parents to see a private midnight screening of "Loving You".

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              July 11, 1957 (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                     July 12, 1957 (Friday)

Elvis received his first number one in the UK charts with "All Shook Up" on the "HMV" label (POP 359).

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              July 13, 1957 (Saturday)

Anita Wood had dinner at Graceland with the Presleys.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  July 14, 1957 (Sunday)

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July 16, 1957 (Tuesday)

 

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  July 15, 1957 (Monday)

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BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley.

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley. #17

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Love Letters in the Sand" by Pat Boone.

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley. #4

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley. #23

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Bye Bye Love" by the Everly Brothers.

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley. #8

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley. #11

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Four Walls" by Jim Reeves.

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley. #11

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Searchin'" by The Coasters.

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley. #7

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Searchin'" by The Coasters.

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley. #11

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Love Letters in the Sand" by Pat Boone.

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley. #4

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley. #14

The Top 100: 

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley.

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley. #10

"Loving You" by Elvis Presley. #36

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Love Is The Thing" by Nat (King) Cole.

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Swingin' Affair" by Frank Sinatra.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

No EP Chart

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 July 16, 1957 (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          July 17, 1957 (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               July 18, 1957 (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                      July 19, 1957 (Friday)

In July, RCA released the second volume EP to the new soundtrack album titled; "Loving You - Vol. II" (EPA 2-1515)

It contained some of the tracks from the new LP.

Songs:

Side 1: "Lonesome Cowboy"/"Hot Dog".

Side 2: "Mean Woman Blues"/"Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do!".

RCA Victor (EPA 2-1515)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               July 20, 1957 (Saturday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   July 21, 1957 (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  July 22, 1957 (Monday)

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BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley.

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley. #20

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Love Letters in the Sand" by Pat Boone.

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley. #2

"Loving You" by Elvis Presley. #20

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Bye Bye Love" by the Everly Brothers.

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley. #6

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley. #14

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Four Walls" by Jim Reeves.

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley. #6

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Searchin'" by The Coasters.

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley. #5

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Searchin'" by The Coasters.

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley. #2

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Love Letters in the Sand" by Pat Boone.

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley. #2

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley. #19

The Top 100: 

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley.

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley. #15

"Loving You" by Elvis Presley. #31

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Around The World In 80 Days" Soundtrack.

"Loving You" by Elvis Presley. #11

"Peace In The Valley" by Elvis Presley. #15 (EP)

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Swingin' Affair" by Frank Sinatra.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

No EP Chart

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 July 23, 1957 (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          July 24, 1957 (Wednesday)

The Colonel informed Steve Sholes that Elvis wants to re-cut some of the numbers from the "Jailhouse Rock" sessions for record release.

He really wanted to try again with Smiley Lewis' "One Night" which was recorded back in February.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              July 25, 1957 (Thursday)

Colonel Parker turned down an offer for Elvis to make an appearance on Dean Martin's television show as it didn't meet his price of $75,000.

Bill Black wrote a letter to Tom Diskin (photo) in strict confidence about a financial matter. It read:

   "Dear Tom,

          Haven't heard a word from you on

the money situation. You were going to look into

it after we left. Knowing that you are a man of

your word and faithfully devoted to us,

your complete silence has me worried.

What's the lowdown? You realise how

important this matter is. This is in strictest

confidence. Thanks.

                                          Yours truly,

                                           Bill Black.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                      July 26, 1957 (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               July 27, 1957 (Saturday)

Elvis had his 1956 Alpine white Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz that he picked up in Houston with June Juanico, customised with flared rear fender skirts, white tail light bullets on the rear fenders, and a purple paint job. The new interior was a matching purple and white with "EP" and guitars on the floor mats.

MGM recorded the Mickey Alba version of "Don't Leave Me Now" for "Jailhouse Rock".

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   July 28, 1957 (Sunday)

Around this time, George Klein introduced Elvis to Alan Fortas, a former all-city tackle at Memphis' Central High School who had dropped out of college and went to work at his father's junkyard. Fortas quickly became a member of the gang.